Timothy Monroe opened a law office on January 1, 2017. During the first month of operations, the


Timothy Monroe opened a law office on January 1, 2017. During the first month of operations, the business completed the following transactions:

Jan. 1 Monroe contributed $62,000 cash to the business, Timothy Monroe, Attorney. The business issued common stock to Monroe.

3 Purchased office supplies, $500, and furniture, $2,000, on account.

4 Performed legal services for a client and received $1,600 cash.

7 Purchased a building with a market value of $70,000, and land with a market value of $29,000. The business paid $35,000 cash and signed a note payable to the bank for the remaining amount.

11 Prepared legal documents for a client on account, $300.

15 Paid assistant's semimonthly salary, $1,180.

16 Paid for the office supplies purchased on January 3 on account.

18 Received $2,000 cash for helping a client sell real estate.

19 Defended a client in court and billed the client for $ 1,400.

25 Received a bill for utilities, $550. The bill will be paid next month.

29 Received cash on account, $700.

30 Paid $840 cash for a 12-month insurance policy starting on February 1.

30 Paid assistant's semimonthly salary, $1,180.

31 Paid monthly rent expense, $1,300.

31 Paid cash dividends of $2,900.


1. Record each transaction in the journal, using the following account titles: Cash; Accounts Receivable; Office Supplies; Prepaid Insurance; Furniture; Building; Land; Accounts Payable; Utilities Payable; Notes Payable; Common Stock; Dividends; Service Revenue; Salaries Expense; Rent Expense; and Utilities Expense. Explanations are not required.

2. Open the following four-column accounts including account numbers: Cash, 101; Accounts Receivable, 111; Office Supplies, 121; Prepaid Insurance, 131; Furniture, 141; Building, 151; Land, 161; Accounts Payable, 201; Utilities Payable, 211; Notes Payable, 221; Common Stock, 301; Dividends, 311; Service Revenue, 411; Salaries Expense, 511; Rent Expense, 521; and Utilities Expense, 531.

3. Post the journal entries to four-column accounts in the ledger, using dates, account numbers, journal references, and posting references. Assume the journal entries were recorded on page 1 of the journal.

4. Prepare the trial balance of Timothy Monroe, Attorney, at January 31, 2017.

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